5 Great Fashion Tips for Men Who Want to Up Their Style Game

Guys, do not despair. If you feel a bit lost in the fashion world and want to improve your style, we are here to help. With a few tips and tricks, you can easily take your outfits to the next level. Just follow our advice and see yourself become a new and improved version of yourself, without compromising on what you like.

Colours

The first thing to consider if you want to up your fashion game is your skin tone. Particularly, your undertones. Do you have a cool or warm complexion? Is your undertone yellow, or olive, or maybe even pink? Go to any makeup site (yes, for women) and research about your skin tone. This way you will have a much easier time finding colours that will make your complexion pop. If you have a yellow undertone, for example, cool blues and greens and deep reds will make you look amazing, unlike yellows or oranges.

Olive complexions, on the other hand, simply shine in warm vibrant tones, like fiery red and orange, even deep brown suits them perfectly, as well as green, and most jewel colours. They should avoid grey, because it can make them look washed-out. The darker your skin tone, the more colour you can experiment with. So, guys, just go to the store and try lots of different colours, get used to seeing yourself in something different.

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Textures

Another thing to look out for is the material. You can make an outfit much more interesting if you mix and match different textures and materials. This will probably give you a bit of trouble at first, but try and mix shiny materials with mattes, like a woollen sweater with leather pants, or a leather jacket with jeans. The shine of the pants contrasts the sweater and creates an interesting look. This way you can have a monochrome outfit that still looks stylish. Don’t be afraid to experiment with materials. Just make sure everything fits.

Silhouette

Which brings us to our next tip. Always look at the silhouette, or put simply, make sure everything fits the way it is meant. This does not mean that you cannot wear your favourite cargo pants, but have them taken in if they are too baggy. Otherwise, you may look sloppy. Wear flattering clothes, they will accentuate the things you want, and hide all the areas you may feel self-conscious about. This, of course, does not mean that bigger guys cannot wear tight jeans. Just make sure you are comfortable in them and that nothing is unnaturally stretched out.

And for the love of God, if you cannot find a suit or dress shirt that fits you, go to a tailor. There is nothing that suits a mature man better than a well-tailored suit, and nothing looks worse than an ill-fitting one.

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Accessories

Nothing takes a boring outfit and makes it interesting quite like accessories. Simply putting on a bracelet or watch shows that you took extra care about what you put on that morning, in contrast to plainly throwing something on. Imagine, you can make an all-black outfit pop with colourful accessories. The key is in the detail – and others notice details. So, freshen up your accessory supply, if you have one that is. Take your beaten-up old wallet and buy a new chic carbon fiber wallet, it is much slimmer and easier to organize. On top of that, it fits perfectly into any pocket, and you will no longer be victim to having a stuffed pocket pull your pants down. Speaking of which, invest in a good-quality belt, since no mature man should have sagging pants.

Timeless pieces

Lastly, always be yourself. Do not fall into the trap of following the latest trends. They come and go, but having style is always in fashion. By trying out different outfits and styles, eventually you will form your own taste. But in the meantime, invest in timeless pieces which can never go out of style. To start off, get a quality tailored four-piece suit, so that you are settled for formal occasions.

Alongside that, get a simple men’s coat, consider a tailored dress shirt, some comfortable leather shoes, we already mentioned a belt and get a good pair of jeans. These are just some of the items every man should have in his closet.

Final thoughts

Stepping outside of your comfort zone is never easy. Unfortunately, if you want to up your fashion game, you will have to wear things you have never worn before. By following these few tips, you can still be true to yourself, all while developing your own sense of style. Most of the changes include being mindful of what you dress yourself in and wearing clothes that fit properly. Upping your style game will not only make you look good, but feel good as well, and that is what counts most.

Written by Mike Johnston

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